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The Coaching Habit - Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier – Author Interview – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever [ http://amzn.to/2BFkaY0 ] in 2016 when this book came out.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar, and podcast host of Great Work Podcast.

Box of Crayons is a company that helps organizations around the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. They specialize in giving busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. They have particular expertise with organizations in the financial, professional service, pharmaceutical and consumer goods market sectors, and particular success with organizations with engaged but overwhelmed employees. Their programs are delivered by a global cadre of program leaders.

(mostly quoted (or appended to) from Box of Crayons’s website)

Enjoy the interview!

The Amazon book description states:

In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.

Our next reading selections are:

March 31, 2018 Six Thinking Hats Edward de Bono
June 30, 2018 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Jake Knapp, et al.
September 29, 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman, PhD
December 29, 2018 The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness Stephan Aarstol

For full details, see Upcoming Books.

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)

Michael’s books

Other resources referenced

Find Michael on Twitter and Michael on LinkedIn.


Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls; check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

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Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

Personal Kanban book cover by Barry and Benson

Personal Kanban – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Personal Kanban | Mapping Work, Navigating Life [ http://amzn.to/WltYRi ] by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry. Enjoy the discussion!

The Amazon book description for Personal Kanban states:

Machines need to be productive. People need to be effective. Productivity books focus on doing more, Jim and Tonianne want you to focus on doing better. Personal Kanban is about choosing the right work at the right time. Recognizing why we do the things we do. Understanding the impact of our actions. Creating value – not just product. For ourselves, our families, our friends, our co-workers. For our legacy. Personal Kanban takes the same Lean principles from manufacturing that led the Japanese auto industry to become a global leader in quality, and applies them to individual and team work. Personal Kanban asks only that we visualize our work and limit our work-in-progress. Visualizing work allows us to transform our conceptual and threatening workload into an actionable, context-sensitive flow. Limiting our work-in-progress helps us complete what we start and understand the value of our choices.

Our next reading selection is:

Productivity Book Group will be discussing Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by  Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein! – http://amzn.to/1rbRqZj

2016’s complete reading list is available at http://productivitybookgroup.org/upcoming-books/

PBG - Join us January 30th to discuss Nudge!

 

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)


Join us on our new 2016 Financial Productivity Challenge as we read and do the activities together in One Year to an Organized Life [ http://amzn.to/1Oux3SO ] by Regina Leeds and Russell Wild. Read all the details and join the weekly email list!

 

 

2016 Financial Productivity Challenge - One Year to an Organized Financial Life - Productivity Book Group


The callers you hear in this episode are readers just like you, and you are more than welcome to join us on the live calls to discuss productivity books too! Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls. If you plan to read ahead or read a little more slowly, please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

Getting Things Done - Revised Edition (2015) - David Allen

Getting Things Done (Revised Edition 2015) – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Revised Edition – 2015) [http://amzn.to/1CcpESN] by David Allen. Enjoy the discussion!

A complete re-write of David Allen’s best-selling 2001 Getting Things Done, this edition of “GTD” reinforces all the same principles that make this productivity methodology top-notch but he adds several new chapters to help refine our understanding and implementation strategies for GTD. This discussion focused on those updates and changes in this edition.

The Amazon book description states:

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

Our next reading selections are:

Show Notes:

(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)


The callers you hear in this episode are readers just like you, and you are more than welcome to join us on the live calls to discuss productivity books too! Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls. If you plan to read ahead or read a little more slowly, please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.

Making It All Work by David Allen

Making It All Work (Getting Perspective: Chapters 11 – 20)

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed the second half of Making It All Work [ http://x.co/getmiaw ] by David Allen, entitled Getting Perspective (along with Making It All Work–in the Real World and In Closing). Enjoy the discussion! The next live discussion will be September 14 at noon ET, so please join us!

NOTES:

(We provide the many great tips, tricks, and tools that were shared in our call here in the episode notes. Listen to the show to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)

Note: All registered service marks, trademarks and other copyrighted materials mentioned on the podcast are that of their respective owners. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by those copyright owners.